Write.

Inspiration Poetry
Follow inspiration, not popularity.
Write from the soul, not for the world.
~ R.M. Engelhardt
WRITE.
Manifest power in words.
Write poetry.
Name your own humanity.
Ponder creation thru inner meaning.
Find hidden voices in the universal consciousness of soul.
Find yourself, and then return again.
Poetry is the sacred religion
Of both time & space older than
Civilization itself.
Poetry is dead.
Poetry is living.
Poetry is everything.
Poetry is a language
Unto itself that is understood.
Poetry will never die
It will still appear in places
Long after you are dust
So write.
That’s all.
That’s it.
Write.
~ R.M. Engelhardt

The Mission Returns! 2018

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Welcome To The Troy Poetry Scene 2018 !

The Troy Poetry Mission returns to O’Brien’s Public House on Wednesday, January 31st with a public poetry spoken word open mic . No feature, just poets.

This month we encourage you to to just bring a few poems, have a drink and be a part of the Troy poetry community. New writers and poets are always welcome!

*Sign up at 7:30pm
*8pm start time

http://www.troypoetrymission.com

Hosted by R.M. Engelhardt
And James H. Duncan

BEAT GENERATION SLAM SPOKEN WORD PROSE POETRY TROY POETRY MORE …

The Troy Poetry Mission
Welcome Poetry

Troy Poetry Mission Presents Rebecca Schumejda 11.29.17

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On Wednesday November 29th The Troy Poetry Mission Returns to O’Brien’s Public House With Our Featured Poet Rebecca Schumejda & An Open Mic For Poets & The Spoken Word Hosted By R.M. Engelhardt and James H Duncan.

7:30pm Sign Up*8pm Start Time
$3.00 Donation Requested

http://www.troypoetrymission.com

STEP UP TO THE MIC
THIS IS POETRY

O’BRIEN’S PUBLIC HOUSE
43 Third Street
TROY, NY

BIO:

Rebecca Schumejda is the author of Our One-Way Street (NYQ Books, 2017), Waiting at the Dead End Diner (Bottom Dog Press, 2014), Cadillac Men (NYQ Books, 2012), Falling Forward, (sunnyoutside, 2009) and several chapbooks including Common Wages, which she co-authored with poet Don Winter. She received her MA in Poetics and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and her BA in English and Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz. She lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Troy Poetry Mission (Thank You)

http://www.troypoetrymission.com

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GREETINGS

(And HELLO to all our FELLOW POETS & POETRY FRIENDS)

We here at the amazing TROY POETRY MISSION would just like to take this small, tiny, even miniscule moment of your time today to say THANK YOU and to tell you how much we truly appreciate your monthly patronage of our DAMN FINE POETRY OPEN MIC held on the LAST WEDNESDAY of each month at our incredibly AWESOME venue O’BRIEN’S PUBLIC HOUSE here in the BEAUTIFUL CITY of  TROY, NY at 43 3RD STREET where we feature a featured poet as our monthly feature.

Needless to say we are and have always yes and continuously been THRILLED AND AMAZED yes that is the feeling THRILLED AND AMAZED  by the EXCITING DIVERSITY OF POETIC AND SPOKEN WORD TALENT in this area and again would like to THANK ALL OF YOU for your CONTINUED SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION & your continued consumption of many of O’Brien’s DAMN FINE WHISKEYS and OTHER VARIOUS ALCOHOLIC DRINKS at the bar and for your INCREDIBLE POEMS.

So with that said at this time we would again just like to say THANK YOU and that we look forward to seeing you EACH AND EVERY MONTH at THE TROY POETRY MISSION.

THAT IS ALL. (AND THANKS)

cheers!

Sincerely,

THE TROY POETRY MISSION MGMT TEAM

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How It All Began : A Memoir On Albany Poets & The Albany WordFest

Albany Poets

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http://saintpoem.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/how-it-all-began-albany-poets-the-albany-wordfest

How It All Began : A Memoir On Albany Poets & The Albany WordFest

THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS YOUR GOD MY FRIEND…

WAR = DEATH

THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY
IS YOUR GOD MY FRIEND

Oh Dear God
Oh see how they bleed
Oh Dear God, my Lord.

Oh Dear God
Oh see how they plead
Oh Dear God, my Lord.

My Lord;
Who we wait for
Scream for
On the battlefields
Of every war

Antagonist.

Protagonist.

Oh thy Lord,

You upon
Our side

Their side.

No questions
No explanations

Asked
Or ever given.

For my brothers
We will see you
Once more & again

In “Heaven”

“Elysium”

Or on the fields of
The Fallen,
And The Honored

“Dead”

Where no uniforms
Are ever worn
As in Valhalla
We all toast

And sing
Another song.

Oh Dear God
Oh see how they bleed
Oh Dear God, my Lord.

Oh Dear God
Oh see how they plead
Oh Dear God, my Lord.

See how they are born
Oh Dear God My Lord

And See how they grow
Oh Dear God My Lord

And Dear God?

See how
They Die

“Alone …Screaming”

Amen.

___________

R.M. ENGELHARDT

People Kill People